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Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
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Activities: Skiing, Group tours/train
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first...
Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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A bit of engineering history

We enjoyed learning the history of Mount Washington and the Cog Railway. Since we did not have a four-wheel drive vehicle, we felt the Cog was the better alternative for going to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We rushed to arrive in time for our scheduled train ride. The woman at the ticket window told us that due to the high winds we would not be going all the way to the top but we would get a credit if we still took the ride. We took the ride but, if you cannot get to the top... More 

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TICONDEROGA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed learning the history of Mount Washington and the Cog Railway. Since we did not have a four-wheel drive vehicle, we felt the Cog was the better alternative for going to the summit. It felt like we were experiencing a part of the mountain's history. While there really is not much to do at the summit, it was worth... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a rare experience that will really be something you remember breathtaking views has been operating since the civil war. Truly unique. Take a jacket due to extreme weather changes as you gain altitude

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited the area with the express purpose of going up Mt Washington on the cog railway. We went in October, I think on one of the last weekends that it ran all the way to the top. It was very interesting, although cold since the weather was not the clearest and there was some snow coming down at the... More 

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Breukelen Ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went on 'The Cog' up Mount Washington. Two people working together (the driver in the loc and the breaker in the wagon) bring you up in about an hour's time. You then have about an hour on the top of Mount Washington to take in the views: breathtaking! And then it's another hour back to the base station. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A rare chance to experience history LIVE! Once a day the Cog runs a steam train up and down. They burn several tons of coal for the short trip up the mountain. The train travels slowly at a pace slower than some hikers on the steeper parts. The views are spectacular. Ideally, it would be better to be free to... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was so scared to go up, I had put it off for years and for my birthday gift my husband took me up. I absolutely loved it. We went the first train of the day and it was so exciting and I fell in love with the experience. The top of the mountain was clouded in and in an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A great way to make it up to Mt. Washington. My 4 year old really loved the ride but fell asleep on the way down. We rode on the steam train which we didn't expect and it was a cool thing to experience. Amazing place to visit. The price for the ride is steep but you can get good deals... More 

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been to the New England states many time and seen about everything. Once I even took a driving trip to the top of Mt. Washington. On my last visit I realized that I had never been on a cog wheel train and obviously had not been to the top of Mt. Washington on it. So off we went.... More 

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Townsville, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you do the 18 hours + flights from Australia to the east coast of the US, you try to pack in as much as you can into the holiday. Needless to say, the 2nd steepest cog railway in the world had to be on the list of things to do. The Brakeman cum tour guide was almost worth the... More 

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